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Jackson Memorial Library Holiday Sale

On December 4th, from 9am to 2pm the Jackson Memorial Library will
be hosting their holiday sale. Stop on by to find some gently used
best sellers and treasures. Free gift wrapping will be available.

Maine's Wildlife on the Move: Global Climate Change

On Thursday November 18th at 7pm the Jackson Memorial Library and Maine State Audubon will present Maine's Wildlife on the Move: Global Climate Change.

Join Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon Biologist to learn
about the impact of climate change on Maine's wildlife and habitat.

Pre-K Program

Last winter, a group of mothers whose children were attending story time said they feared that even with this exposure at the library, their children were not prepared for kindergarten. Private pre-school off the peninsula was not an option for these families. 

This led to discussions among members of our board and it was decided to go forward to fund a modest pre-school program, independent of the library’s operating budget. 

Need Computer Help?

Need Computer Help?

Stop by the Jackson Memorial Library for help with your technology questions! Need help with a new iPad or iPhone? Problem with the laptop? Questions about connecting to Facebook or your privacy settings? Every Wednesday at noon bring in your laptops or computer questions and meet with our Assistant Director for Youth and Technology.

If Wednesdays don’t work for you, stop by, call, or send an e-mail to Devin and he’ll set up an appointment

Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery

On October 21, 2010 at 7 pm, the Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main St. Tenants Harbor will be hosting an author event featuring Rosemary Herbert and her book Front Page Teaser: A Liz Higgins Mystery. Rosemary will reveal how the Greater Boston scene, her newsroom experience, and her library work were useful to her in writing Front Page Teaser. She will discuss how the way we present the news can skew the public’s understanding of events and talk about why her book is also a tribute to librarians and librarianship. She will also talk about the roles of romance and the holidays in mystery fiction. Rosemary will speak briefly about working with the late Tony Hillerman on editing the anthology, A New Omnibus of Crime, recently published in a new paperback edition.

Pre-K Fun

Miss Kella is teaching the kids in our kindergarten readiness program the joys of making homemade butter.

Library Resource of the Week

While helping a patron this week, the staff here at JML discovered an awesome resource: Free nautical charts online. These are published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a division of the United States Department of Commerce

 You can see the charts for Thomaston, St. George, Tenants Harbor and surrounding areas here.

If you need help zooming in on a particular area and printing it off, stop by the library. We'll be glad to help you out!

Bob Dennison

Wherever He Went by Susan Connelly

This is a photo I know well. My friend Janet and I used the photo as publicity for the 3rd annual Hullabaloo, an Irish party of history, music and poetry held in the late winter doldrums the Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day. For all three years Bob Dennison was our featured fiddler, wearing a green-striped shirt each time. When someone recognized the shirt from the previous year Bob patted his stomach and said, “It keeps shrinking.”

That first year the Hullabaloo, billed as a cabin-fever reliever, was held on a raw day with occasional blowing snow that did not keep away an enthusiastic crowd arriving for the songs and stories and for the refreshments – Janet’s homemade scones and soda bread were gone in minutes. The children and some of the grownups liked the bright green shamrock cookies I’d bought at Hannaford’s. And everybody loved the music, from the spirited jigs to the melancholy songs born of Ireland’s troubled, triumphant history. (“The Irish never in their lives wrote a happy song,” Bob said, even as he infused the old melodies with joy.) By the time the program ended, the early dark was arriving, with a flurry of snow, and people began bundling up for the cold waiting just outside the lighted windows. There was cheerful talk, and a last check of the refreshments table to see if a few crumbs of scones had escaped the early arrivals.

Boys' and Girls' Book Club Mentors

Interested in promoting reading to children and tweens? Become a boys' or girls' book club mentor! We currently need men and women from the St. George community to give one night a month to participate in a book discussion with 4th-8th graders.  Contact Devin at devin@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org if you are interested!

New Online Forms

Have any good book suggestions? You can fill out our new online book request form and we'll consider your recommendations during our next book purchasing meeting. Check it out here or under the "Using the Library" tab.

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